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At a Glance
Cataloged in full.
Letters of a personal nature, manuscripts including a short story"The Critical Book Store" seven numbers from the "Editor's Easy Chair" a series written by Howells for "Harper's Monthly" from 1900 to 1920 which included book reviews and essays on poetry, capital punishment, Mark Twain, and the political campaign of 1912. Also included is a biographical sketch of George William Curtis from "Roundabout to Boston" in the form in which it was printed in "Literary Friends and Acquaintances" in 1900.
Using the Collection
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Restrictions on Access
This collection is located on-site.
This collection has no restrictions.
Terms Governing Use and Reproduction
Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); William Dean Howells papers; Box and Folder; Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Papers: Source of acquisition--290. Method of acquisition--Purchase; Date of acquisition--07/10/86. Accession number--M-86-07-10.
About the Finding Aid / Processing Information
Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Papers Processed JL-W 08/--/86.
History / Biographical Note
American novelist William Dean Howells was a leader of the school of realism, an important editor, and a critic. His magazine essays in "Atlantic" and "Harper's" recorded and questioned contemporary American life.